In March, our 60th Anniversary year-long celebration kicks off with a great outreach opportunity to the community, and you’re invited to be a part of it!
We’re hosting a Party-in-the-Park on March 28th at Wheaton Park in Hagerstown. Wheaton Park is not far from where The Hope Center started on Jail Alley just off of Jonathan Street. It’s only fitting that our first 60th Anniversary activity starts right back where we first started.
Our spring Party-in-the-Park is a great opportunity for us to build relationships with families and get to know the Jonathan Street neighborhood which is located practically in our own backyard!
The purpose of the Party-in-the-Park is to give neighborhood families a place to come to enjoy games, prizes, entertainment, fun activities, delicious food while also allowing us to minister to them by providing free services like personal care items, family photos, food, prayer, and more. We want to provide the community with a family day full of great activities while also giving them the opportunity to get to know The Hope Center, our services, and the Christian community of Hagerstown a little better.
We’re looking for volunteers to help us bring this event to life. We will have several different areas for volunteers to help, including prayer tents, crowd control, food service, social services distribution, games, prize distribution, friendship liaisons, and more. We’ll need people to help set up, tear down, and clean up.
No matter what your personality type is, we’ve got a volunteer spot for you! Invite your church, small group, family, friends, and co-workers to join you in volunteering. Go to http://www.volunteerhagerstown.com to learn more about our spring Party-in-the-Park and other upcoming 60th Anniversary activities.
If you’re unable to volunteer there is still opportunity for you to help us. In order for us to keep this event free for the community, we are in need of donations of certain items. Below is a list of the various items needed for our Party-in-the-Park. We are extremely thankful if you are able to provide any of these items for our event. Items may be donated to our Administrative Office Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm.
- Smarties candies
- Small rubber balls
- Jump ropes
- Small activity/puzzle/coloring books
- Individually wrapped candy
- Hot dogs
- Hot dog buns
Also be sure to check out our 60th Anniversary website, http://www.hopecenter60.com to learn more about the history of The Hope Center, check out pictures from the last 60 years, and get the scoop on all the activities planned for 2015.
For any questions about the Party-in-the-Park or our 60th Anniversary celebration, please call 301.739.1165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.